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"The hope is there. The sun is rising. Our best days arc yet to come, "
-Senator John Kerry
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Message from the President
Dear Members of the Class of 200?
I offer you my most sincere congratulations o|
your graduation from Massachusetts College
Liberal Arts and offer you best wishes in all th
your future holds. Earning a baccalaureate
masters degree is a significant accomplishment
which you should be extremely proud; I kno
that we are all very proud of you! Regardless
your major, your degree from MCLA will prov
valuable as you pursue careers or gradual}
It is my greatest hope that you will look back oj
your time at MCLA with fondness. You hav
worked hard to complete your studies, you havl
developed enduring relationships with membei
of the faculty and staff, and you have bui
friendships that will last you a lifetime. I urg
you to continue those bonds in the years aheac
they will serve you well personally an
As you head off to begin new jobs, continue you
education, or explore new opportunities pleas
keep in touch with MCLA. As alumni of tn
institution you are our best examples of succes)
and serve as important role models for futui
students. We want to hear about your activiti J
and achievements, we want to know how you an
doing, and we hope that you will visit ofteii
MCLA is a better institution because of each an|
every one of you. I thank you for that, and
consider it a true privilege and a great pleasure t
have served as your president. It has been a gre<
gift to have come to know so many of yd
personally. I wish you every success and loo
forward to calling you fellow alumna
Mary K. Grant, Phi
Class of 2008
"Friendship is born at that
moment when one person says to
another "What! you too? I
thought I was the only one "
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Mary Beth Francese
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"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll
Tracy -Renee Scagne
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined. "
-Henry David Thoreau
"Don't tell people how to do things,
tell them what to do and let them
surprise you with their results. "
-George S. Patton
We rule... literally & figuratively
President Michelle Hansen
Executive Vice Piesideol Chns Kenned)
Coordinating Vice President Shea Bcath
I reasURf Catie Lachappelle
Student Trustee Mark Richards
Parliamentarian Jameck Clo\ le
PR Chair Jama] Ahamad
Senate Chair Jininn Sheridan
Adviscf Ceha Norcross
Office Manage! Diane Collins
I amen Casola
Pat Mm an
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African American Studies Club
Multi-Cultural Students Society
Jewish Student Union
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Political Science Club
Massachusetts College ofL**"*
Political Science Club
National Broadcast Society
Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept...
SWAT Team: Students Working to Assist Transitions
Inter Greek Council
At right IGC members from top row: Heather
Pepe, Casey Devlin, Katerina Chhay.Emily
Sigler, Matthew Jennings, Derek Staples,
Matthew Markir, Rory Allan, Katherine
Jenkins, Lois Springer, Tabitha Cruz, Kim
Harris, Sam Estes, Sara Valero, Fayla Coons,
Dre Fitzgerald, Molly DiMuccio, Kevin
DeSantis, Jacqueline Williams
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Top Row: Jameek Clovie. Dauri Torres. Raechal
Doughty. Brandon Clinton. Kim Hendricks. Chris
Pataky. Nate Haney. Jimmy Sheridan. Ke\in Pink.
Dianne Manning. Emily Schiavoni. Fred Karl.
Catie Lachapelle. Lindsay Murray. Mychal
Machado. Middle Row: Maggie Rolla. Katelyn
Bouckart. Laurel Sogn. Darren Fitzgerald. Heather
Audette. Li/ McWhirk. Bottom Row : Michelle
Hansen. Christy Vlach. Lyndsay Isham. Becks
Relvea. Alix Seitert.
Jamal Ahamad Ashley Contois Max Drawert Danielle durand Becky Fleckner
Jen Herbert Larissa Huda Adam Jolicoeur
Tim McAvoy Pat Moran
Laura Silverman Josh Tefft
Dauri Torres Ben Warren
of: Ian Grey
"Talent wins games,
but teamwork and intelligence
wins championships. "
Tennis & Volleyball
Members of the 2007-2008 Women's Tennis Team:
Kristen Banks, Katie Bodnar, Jihan Leonard,
Jennifer Paskowski, Jen Paull, Anibelka Reyes.
Gabriella Rivera, Maggie Holla. Sandra Sheridan,
Emily Silver, Samantha Woodworth.
Coach: Annie Ruvolo
Members of the 2007-2008 Women's Volleyball
i in.mda Borsotti, Ashley Jadlos, Marta Brown,
Kasey Snook, Ryan Kelly, Maggie Kucharski,
Jamie Signor, Cristina Kidd, Amanda Lane,
Corrine Rommeney, Diana Blanchard,
Alicia Thibault, Wendy McLatchy.
Coaches: Amanda Beckwith and Kristin
"Champions keep playing
until they get it right. "
-Billie Jean King
Casey Baker. Joe Irwin
Ben Twonmey, Tom Murphy
Members of the 2007-2008 Men's Soccer Team:
Bryan Char, Sean Teehan, John McCarthy, Richard Line, Luke Davis, Brian Szabo, Tom Murphy,
Ben Twomey, Joe Irwin, Gianfranco Bravo. Joe Deady, Edwin Escobar, Erek Lane, Casey Baker,
Raul Escobar, Jason Mlodzianowski, Mark Cioccari, Kyle Romeo, Adam Tarsa, Bob Tator.
Coaches: Adam Hildabrand and Nick Cardillo.
Team recipient; Casey
Baker takes one to the
Coach of the Year: Deb Raber
First Team and Rookie of the Year: Jess Tietgens
Second Team: Samantha Morrissey and Kristean Kissel
The team finished 35th out of 81 teams in New England.
MASCAC Rookie of
the Year; Jess Tietgens
does her best to fend
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Members of the 2007-2008 Women's Soccer Team:
Kristean Kissel, Jessica Tietgens, Danielle Weber, Jade Prickett. Samantha Miller, Samantha Morrissey,
Christina Murray, Karri Schongar, Taylor Kenyon, Gaby Fernandez, Erin Bourquc. Rachel Desautels.
JackieVye, Danielle Parenteau, Katie Buckler, Lizzie Ryan, Harmony McGorman, Alexis Tabor, Michelle
MacDonald, CeCe Von Tiesenhausen-Hush, Maggie Shea, Sara Miller, Lisa Merrill. Samantha Weber,
Ashley Collins. Coaches: Deb Raber and Holly McGoyern
'This is a tough game. There are times when you 've
got to play hurt, when you 've got to block out the
On January 17. 2008, Dave
Bisesi scored 34 points
against Southern Vermont
< lollege. On that night he
also scored his 1,000th
Members of the 2007-2008 Men's Basketball Team:
Dave Bisesi, Pat O'Connell, Alex Lopes, Benny Cuprill. Jared Martin, Diante hllis,
Chris Cassels, Henry Schrader, Marvin Thompson, Joe Paoletti, Mike Perreault. Shalka Rivera, Curtis
Leaston, Mike Callahan, Derek , Jon Creenberg, Pat Ryan.
Head Coach: Jamie Morrison
'Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even
if someone else has reached it first. "
Members of the 2007-2008 Cross Country Team:
Men: Nicholas Raby, Nick Curelop, Chris Kelley, Kevin Tappin, Benjamin Leahy, Benjamin Warren, and
Women: Xhirley Gonzalez, Rachel Wright, and Emily Johnson.
Coach: Kent Lemme
"The only shots you can be sure of are those you 've
had already. "
Members of the 2007-2008 Coif Team:
Simon Zelazo, Chris Polidor, Mitch Spooner, Matt Dogulas, Ed Cano, Brandon Sullivan. Pat Ryan, Tim
Brings, Travis Trottier, Matt Babeu, Adam Ciborovvski. Marshall Prokup, Shaun Lavalley
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"There is no greatness
without a passion to be
great, whether it's the
aspiration of an athlete
or an artist, a scientist, a
parent, or a
"You're the only one who
can make the difference.
Whatever your dream is, go
for it. "
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Community Service, Theater, Clubs, Sports, Activism
"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience
to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer
and richer experiences. "
Fine & Performing Arts Department Presents:
'Major Barbara' by George Bernard Shaw
What price is salvation now?"
Faculty and Staff
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"Now the first of December was covered with snow,
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston,
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to